1945 to 1945
2 March 1945
The Henschel Hs 297 Föhn (Hairdryer) surface to air missile.
Designed and developed by Henschel
The Henschel Hs 297 Föhn was intended to be deployed against
Allied aircraft and to supplement normal, anti-aircraft weapons.
This weapon is believed to have been used for the first time
on 2 March 1945, at Remagen.
The Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen was the last working bridge
on the Rhine, which was captured by soldiers of the American
9th armoured division on the 7 March 1945, during Operation
Lumberjack. Sometime after the capture of the Ludendorff Bridge
the Henschel Hs 297 was discovered intact by American forces.
The Warplanes of the Third Reich.
German Aircraft of the Second World War.
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